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    September 28, 2012
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use quite an improvement and the idea that it is going to be run by a very responsible family operation is a real credit to park and rec for their selection process and we wholeheartedly, my family and i'm a member of the board of directors marina association as well as -- and the first class of the nert, so i've been active in the community for a great number of years and enthusiastically support your hopefully approving this particular project, and also the notification issue is sort of a red herring, as pointed out, it's been made very public for a couple of years and since ms. kelly sent out e-mails to members of the marina community association, so if you're not a member, you come back later and claim i didn't hear about it,
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well, you haven't been very active to begin with if you haven't been getting the right notice as part of the association. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> christian na* and then august. >> hello, commissioners, my name is christian na*, i'm the manager as the regional market street location, and i could understand some of the concerns if it was a big corporate restaurant going in, but you have to understand that it's a very small neighborhood restaurant, and the main point that i'd like to emphasize is -- and wood house, it's how much they care, it's very noticeable how involved they are and i think that it's not just a place that serves food, it's a restaurant with heart and i think it would be a great way to preserve a very special thing to san francisco which is the degaussing station.
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>> thank you. >> august, and then we'll have tegwin louis tien and jake hair. >> hello, commissioner, my name is august, i'm the new chef for the wood house fish companies and i wanted to state my hope that you would approve this lease for the wood house lease company as i'm excited to work with the brothers and their family, i feel like they're very good managers and restaurant tao*ur and they like to reach out to all their staff and make sure everybody is in a good space and happy employees, i feel this would be great for the city, i hope that you approve it. thank you very much. >> thank you.
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>> taguan louis time. >> i just wanted to voice my support for this project because i love these guys, i walk into that restaurant, i go to wood house often and you can really feel the community that they build there and i think that they would do a great job up in the marina and i would love to sit and eat a fish taco there. thank you. >> thank you. >> jake hair. >> my name is jake, i'm the manager of the fill mo*r location, i was not born and raised in san francisco. i'm from a small country town, my father and i built our house
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with two hands, we're very close with my family and i think those facts are one of the main reasons why they hired me, to be friendly, to push the community atmosphere that the restaurants have and i know that it is intensely important for the restaurants to be integrate in the community and i know that the new location would be just that. i am in complete support. >> thank you. >> is there any other public comment on this item? >> hello, commissioners and thank you for the opportunity to speak. my name's nick ago lair ra, i'm also a business owner here in san francisco, we have a salon in union square area and i had moved into the neighborhood
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when the family had opened the fish company on 14th street, one of our concerns at that time since it eats a main thorough fair was it was a busy corner, we hope these guys really keep an eye on the ball and keep the neighborhood clean and safe and from the day they've opened, they're on 14th street, they've done nothing but paid special attention to the lighting, to the facilities, to the respect of their customers and a lot of our neighbors right there in the neighborhood have really welcomed them with open arms because of that respect the family feel that dill and tyler and rowen have done for a fish company. we welcomed them to that neighborhood and were able to go to the restaurant, we know it's going be a safe environment, just like 14th street and have a great place to take family, to take friends
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and they really created a safe environment in a city where you never know what you're going to get. i've really enjoyed the fact that we've become good friends and in a lot of ways business partners, we've taken them as examples as to how a business can be respectful if r the community, to their family and friends and likewise, we look forward to becoming and being family and friends with them for many years and hope that you do approve this location there at the degaussing station. thank you. >> is there any other public comment? >> good afternoon, commissioners, here we are putting in commercial restaurant in the tide land, how about that. without even consent from the
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community, this recreation and park department is to violate the process of noticing anything, whether it's their meetings, whether it's a project, whether it's whatever it is, okay, you guys are the worst most illegitimate most corrupt commissioners ever to take helm of recreation and park and the commission in this city. the last tree in san francisco is this open space, its lack of consumerism and here you are chopping it down right in front of the very people that paid to live across from a space that didn't have that, and they're up here telling you in your face, it's going to ruin my residents and you don't give a damn because that's what type of people you are, scum bags, you don't care about people in
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this city. >> you know, we respect the right of people to talk to this commission, we wish that you would be respectful to this commission. >> let me show you an order from the sunshine committee about the way you handle the recreation and park department's stables. let me show you something here. >> this show as stable that was open for 130 years, it was closed without those people getting involved and that's the same thing that's happening here, the same thing that causes our parks to be closed when we've got enough money and the city and the state turns around and says we don't have the money, same sort of thing,
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you're just blowing information and facts way over our heads and circumventing the right process for doing business in this city. san franciscans, we don't need another restaurant in the tide land. we've got hundreds of restaurants in the city, we go to the tide land to get away from the city but you don't seem to understand that, and to tell you the truth, standing up in front of here and looking at your faces irritates me. i mean, you guys don't even concentrate, look at gloria's face, it's like doing 150 emotions in one -- >> maybe we can eliminate the personalities and give us your message. >> my message is don't approve this project, no one doesn't want it. >> commissioner martin? >> is there any other public comment? >> there's one more.
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>> good morning, i want to speak on this, i want to speak a little bit about this project. i've been watching all along here at the commission, i believe that mr. nevin, he must be going through a lot of stress, i think he wants to do a good job here, i've been listening in on it for quite a while now, the part i wanted to get on the public record had to do with merits, -- employment, whether there's going to be
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equality, men, women, and the other thing has to do with the civil rights of it, are you going to have different race people and that's what i would like to get on to the public record that by law and by the rules, it should be included in the hiring process because i myself would have made notice of other people that there is a possibility of employment through wood house. on other matters of it being a historic site, they demagnetize it so it doesn't get as reactive. they don't even do that anymore, so the other part when they had to get wildlife, i like fishing out in front there, i like to get 67 pounds, but when you go looking around the house there, i think
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they're going to be -- a lot of neighbors are making a lot of noise and they want to do some legal type of maneuver, they can, but if you're going to get this project done and have already issued the rfp, i think it's time for this commission to make a decision that's going to be very important. i see four people here, their livelihoods, this has dragged on for a long time and they have complied with nearly everything that's required. i looked over the package and that's all i have to say. i tried to speak civilly. thanks. >> and we appreciate that, thank you very much. er >> is there any other public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> commissioner martin, did you have a question? >> no. >> commissioner low? >> if cassandra can come back
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and address the public notice to the neighbors one more time. >> absolutely, i wanted to show again the list of neighborhood organizations that were contacted, i did reach out to all neighborhood groups, this was also put in the marina times over the last couple of year, we also worked with supervisor ferrell's office on the outreach plan, we feel like we did an incredible amount of outreach on this project and there may be people that fall through the cracks, we did post on site as well so neighbors could see that weren't part of these neighborhood groups, that they were part of this project as well. >> that was both for the rfp process as well as the
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selection? >> i was not the project manager at the teem for the selection and the rfp, however, i know that a tremendous amount of outreach was put in place for those approval processes as well. >> commissioner, i think it's worth noting that this is the sixth public meeting before this commission on the topic. there were commission meetings, publicly noticed commission meetings bh the rfp was first issued and then after the results of the rfp, the panels recommended selection also came before the commission. >> and to that point, mr. general manager, i do want to note that this is the second of at least 7 public meetings that we will need to go through with this lease agreement? >> no question, this is the first step, we're recommending the lease to be approved by the
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board of supervisors, they have a number of different approval processes that they still have to go through. >> i also want to since i still have the mic., in the lease that's being recommended to the board of supervisors, there is a provision which does have a modern terrain of operations during operational period which ranges from closing business to 9 to traffic, garbage, so under the stewardship of the general manager, i think many of the concerns of the neighbors will be addressed and will be under the watchful eye of the general manager. . >> thank you, seeing no other comments, one, i notice in the letter from the marina community association, and i quote that the marina community
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association is please hated the recreation and park department has had a lot of outreach and. i say that recognizing that, one, we never reach everybody and two, we never please everybody. if you want to hear the beginning of most public comments i make, they start with everybody in san francisco loves their park, everybody comes and comments on them and rarely do people ever agree.
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park visitor ares able to find accessible food to enhance their experience in their parks, a combination of restaurants and takeout service are well received by park visitors. this issue is not motivated and i don't want it construed as motivated by trying to generate more revenue nor the park, this is an opportunity on a piece of property where the facility has gone dormant for years and it's the consensus of the staff and i believe it's the consensus of the commission that this is xakly the kind of use that's appropriate here. i think having said that that it's a compliment to the staff that we got the response we did from the wood house people, a family owned business that you read the rest of the letters from around town are admired for the way they do business, so i plan to support this and encourage everyone else to and i'll entertain a motion.
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>> so moved. >> it's been moved and seconded, all those in favor. aye. opposed none, it's unanimous, thank you very much. >> we are on item 8, general public comment continued, at this time, members of the public may address the commission on the item that is are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the recreation and park commission and that do not appear on the agenda. is there any public comment? seeing, none, public comment is closed. we are on item 9, commissioner matters? >> don't see any. >> is there any public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. we are on item 10, new business setting. >> don't see any. >> is there any public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. item 11 is communications. is there any public comment on this item? seeing none, we are on
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adjournment. item 12. >> so moved. >> moved and seconded, all those in favor? >> aye. >> thank you very much. >> thank you.
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eight -- upper haight. you will be competing in the quick buy food challenge. an appetizer and if you are the winner you will get the title of the quitck bite "chompion." i am here with matt cohen, from off the grid. >> we assembled trucks and put them into a really unique heurban settings. >> what inspired you to start off the grid? >> i was helping people lodge mobile food trucks.
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the work asking for what can we get -- part together? we started our first location and then from there we expanded locations. >> why do think food trucks have grown? >> i have gotten popular because the high cost of starting a brick and mortar or strong, the rise of social media, trucks can be easily located, and food trucks to offer a unique outdoor experience that is not easily replaced by any of their setting any worlwhere else in san franc. san francisco eaters are interested in cuisine. there adventuress. the fact theyuse grea use great
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ingredients and make gourmet food makes unpopular. >> i have been dying to have these. >> i have had that roach coach experience. it is great they're making food they can trust. >> have you decided? >> we are in the thick of the competition? >> my game was thrown off because they pulled out of my first appetizer choice. >> how we going to crush clear? >> it will be easy. probably everyone has tried, something bacon tell us delicious. >> -- people tell us is
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delicious. >> hopefully you think the same thing. >> hopefully i am going to win. we're in the financial district. there is a food truck right there. every day changes. it is easy and fun to go down. these are going to be really good. >> how are you going to dominate? >> i think he does not know what he is doing. >> i was thinking of doing [unintelligible] we are underrepresented. >> i was singing of starting an irish pub. that was my idea. >> one our biggest is the corned beef and cabbage. we are asking people what they're thinking in getting some feedback. >> for a lot of people i am sure this combination looks very wrong.
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it might not sound right on paper but when you taste it to or have it in your mouth, it is a variety. this is one of the best ways in creating community. people gather around and talk about it and get to know different cultures. that brings people together and i hope more off the grid style and people can mingle and interact and remove all our differences and work on our similarities. this creates opportunity. >> the time has come and i am very hungry. what have you got? >> i got this from on the go, a sandwich, and a caramel cupcake. i went with home cooking.
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what de think? >> i will have another bite. >> sounds good. >> that was fantastic. let's start with you. >> i had the fried mac and cheese, and twinkies. i wanted to get something kind of classic with a twist on it. >> it was crispy. >> i will admit. >> want to try fieried mac and cheese? >> was that the best twinkie? >> would you say you had the winning male?
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>> definitely. >> no. >> you are the "chompion." clair has won. you are the first "chompion." >> they know it iwas me because i got a free meal. and check a map on -- check them out on facebook. take a peek at the stuff we have cut. to get our -- check out our blog. i will have
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